Idaho Water Science Center

Publications

The following is a list of our publications available from the USGS Publications Warehouse. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact our Public Information Officer, Tim Merrick, at trmerrick@usgs.gov or 208-387-1305.

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Year Published: 2012

Acute toxicity of cadmium, lead, zinc, and their mixtures to stream-resident fish and invertebrates

The authors conducted 150 tests of the acute toxicity of resident fish and invertebrates to Cd, Pb, and Zn, separately and in mixtures, in waters from the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River watershed, Idaho, USA. Field-collected shorthead sculpin (Cottus confusus), westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi), two mayflies (Baetis...

Mebane, Christopher A.; Dillon, Frank S.; Hennessy, Daniel P.
Acute toxicity of cadmium, lead, zinc, and their mixtures to stream-resident fish and invertebrates; 2012; Article; Journal; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Mebane, Christopher A.; Dillon, Frank S.; Hennessy, Daniel P.

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Bathymetric and underwater video survey of Lower Granite Reservoir and vicinity, Washington and Idaho, 2009-10

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a bathymetric survey of the Lower Granite Reservoir, Washington, using a multibeam echosounder, and an underwater video mapping survey during autumn 2009 and winter 2010. The surveys were conducted as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's study on sediment deposition and control in the reservoir. The...

Williams, Marshall L.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Weakland, Rhonda J.
Bathymetric and underwater video survey of Lower Granite Reservoir and vicinity, Washington and Idaho, 2009-10; 2012; SIR; 2012-5089; Williams, Marshall L.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Weakland, Rhonda J.

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Sediment cores and chemistry for the Kootenai River White Sturgeon Habitat Restoration Project, Boundary County, Idaho

The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, in cooperation with local, State, Federal, and Canadian agency co-managers and scientists, is assessing the feasibility of a Kootenai River habitat restoration project in Boundary County, Idaho. This project is oriented toward recovery of the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) population...

Barton, Gary J.; Weakland, Rhonda J.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Cox, Stephen E.; Williams, Marshall L.
Sediment cores and chemistry for the Kootenai River White Sturgeon Habitat Restoration Project, Boundary County, Idaho; 2012; SIR; 2011-5006; Barton, Gary J.; Weakland, Rhonda J.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Cox, Stephen E.; Williams, Marshall L.

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Hydrogeologic framework of the Wood River Valley aquifer system, south-central Idaho

The Wood River Valley contains most of the population of Blaine County and the cities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, and Bellevue. This mountain valley is underlain by the alluvial Wood River Valley aquifer system, which consists primarily of a single unconfined aquifer that underlies the entire valley, an underlying confined aquifer that is...

Bartolino, James R.; Adkins, Candice B.
Hydrogeologic framework of the Wood River Valley aquifer system, south-central Idaho; 2012; SIR; 2012-5053; Bartolino, James R.; Adkins, Candice B.

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A comparison of consumptive-use estimates derived from the simplified surface energy balance approach and indirect reporting methods

Recent advances in remote-sensing technology and Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEB) methods can provide accurate and repeatable estimates of evapotranspiration (ET) when used with satellite observations of irrigated lands. Estimates of ET are generally considered equivalent to consumptive use (CU) because they represent the part of applied...

Maupin, Molly A.; Senay, Gabriel B.; Kenny, Joan F.; Savoca, Mark E.
A comparison of consumptive-use estimates derived from the simplified surface energy balance approach and indirect reporting methods; 2012; SIR; 2012-5005; Maupin, Molly A.; Senay, Gabriel B.; Kenny, Joan F.; Savoca, Mark E.

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Construction diagrams, geophysical logs, and lithologic descriptions for boreholes USGS 103, 105, 108, 131, 135, NRF-15, and NRF-16, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

This report, prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, summarizes construction, geophysical, and lithologic data collected from about 4,509 feet of core from seven boreholes deepened or drilled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Project Office, from 2006 to 2009 at the INL. USGS 103, 105, 108,...

Hodges, Mary K.V.; Orr, Stephanie M.; Potter, Katherine E.; LeMaitre, Tynan
Construction diagrams, geophysical logs, and lithologic descriptions for boreholes USGS 103, 105, 108, 131, 135, NRF-15, and NRF-16, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho; 2012; DS; 660; Hodges, Mary K.V.; Orr, Stephanie M.; Potter, Katherine E.; LeMaitre, Tynan

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Year Published: 2011

Nutrient loadings to streams of the continental United States from municipal and industrial effluent?

Data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Permit Compliance System national database were used to calculate annual total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) loads to surface waters from municipal and industrial facilities in six major regions of the United States for 1992, 1997, and 2002. Concentration and effluent flow data...

Maupin, Molly A.; Ivahnenko, Tamara
Nutrient loadings to streams of the continental United States from municipal and industrial effluent?; 2011; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Maupin, Molly A.; Ivahnenko, Tamara

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Assessing controls on perched saturated zones beneath the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, Idaho

Waste byproducts associated with operations at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) have the potential to contaminate the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer. Recharge to the ESRP aquifer is controlled largely by the alternating stratigraphy of fractured volcanic rocks and sedimentary interbeds within the overlying...

Mirus, Benjamin B.; Perkins, Kim S.; Nimmo, John R.
Assessing controls on perched saturated zones beneath the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, Idaho; 2011; SIR; 2011-5222; Mirus, Benjamin B.; Perkins, Kim S.; Nimmo, John R.

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Water-quality conditions near the confluence of the Snake and Boise Rivers, Canyon County, Idaho

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) have been established under authority of the Federal Clean Water Act for the Snake River-Hells Canyon reach, on the border of Idaho and Oregon, to improve water quality and preserve beneficial uses such as public consumption, recreation, and aquatic habitat. The TMDL sets targets for seasonal average and annual...

Wood, Molly S.; Etheridge, Alexandra
Water-quality conditions near the confluence of the Snake and Boise Rivers, Canyon County, Idaho; 2011; SIR; 2011-5217; Wood, Molly S.; Etheridge, Alexandra

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Seasonal seepage investigation on an urbanized reach of the lower Boise River, southwestern Idaho, water year 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Water Resources Treasure Valley Comprehensive Aquifer Management Planning effort investigated seasonal groundwater gains and losses on the Boise River, Idaho, starting in November 2009 through August 2010. The investigation was conducted using seepage runs in 11 subreaches over...

Williams, Marshall L.
Seasonal seepage investigation on an urbanized reach of the lower Boise River, southwestern Idaho, water year 2010; 2011; SIR; 2011-5181; Williams, Marshall L.

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Updated one-dimensional hydraulic model of the Kootenai River, Idaho-A supplement to Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5110

The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, in cooperation with local, State, Federal, and Canadian agency co-managers and scientists, is assessing the feasibility of a Kootenai River habitat restoration project in Boundary County, Idaho. The restoration project is focused on recovery of the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)...

Czuba, Christiana R.; Barton, Gary J.
Updated one-dimensional hydraulic model of the Kootenai River, Idaho-A supplement to Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5110; 2011; SIR; 2011-5128; Czuba, Christiana R.; Barton, Gary J.

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Geophysical logs and water-quality data collected for boreholes Kimama-1A and -1B, and a Kimama water supply well near Kimama, southern Idaho

In September 2010, a research consortium led by scientists from Utah State University began drilling the first of three continuously cored boreholes on the Snake River Plain in southern Idaho. The goals of this effort, the Snake River Scientific Drilling Project, are to study the interaction between the Earth's crust and mantle, to identify...

Twining, Brian V.; Bartholomay, Roy C.
Geophysical logs and water-quality data collected for boreholes Kimama-1A and -1B, and a Kimama water supply well near Kimama, southern Idaho; 2011; DS; 622; Twining, Brian V.; Bartholomay, Roy C.